Sissy and the Sandhill Cranes


It was a cold December day.  There was snow on the ground and concrete skies above.

A day to take an interesting hike around marshy, wildlife-rich Virginia Lake.

Small birds, mainly song sparrows and spotted towhees, were out searching for food. And, many skeins of raucous geese were flying high above.

The treat of the outing was seeing a group of Sandhill Cranes. Several were “dancing” or sparing as they fed in a nearby field.

I couldn’t help but think of Sissy Hankshaw when seeing the Cranes dancing. Yes, Even Cowgirls get the Blues.

Sandhill Cranes having a spat

Sandhill Cranes having a spat

Frozen Virginia Lake

Frozen Virginia Lake

Downey Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Blackberry leaves

Blackberry leaves

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Foot bridge

Foot bridge

Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Cottonwood leaf

Cottonwood leaf

Pleasant stretch of trail

Pleasant stretch of trail

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Just beautiful! I’d love this walk. Where is this lake and trail?
    Also, another Tom Robbins fan here.👍🏼

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